Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple
Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.
April 14, 2018
Nighttime View of Temple in RioConstruction lighting at the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple creates a beautiful evening view of the building where crews have poured the steeple walls and have begun interior work.
March 5, 2018
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Rising HigherOne year into construction, the structural framing for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple is nearing completion. The final concrete walls are being poured for the body of the steeple, which will be topped by a cone-shaped spire and angel Moroni statue. It will be the eighth operating temple in Brazil.
January 7, 2018
Preparing to Pour Steeple Base at Rio de Janeiro TempleWith the concrete exterior walls in place for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, the scaffolding around the building is coming down and rebar has been set for the stately tower that will rise over the entrance. The new temple will relieve demands on the Campinas Brazil Temple.
November 16, 2017
Rebar Rising for Upper Façade of Rio de Janeiro Brazil TempleA straight row of rebar stands atop the front wall of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple as workers prepare to pour the upper central façade wall for the building. This upper structure will support the temple's two-tiered steeple, topped with a tapering spire and gold-leafed angel Moroni statue.
November 1, 2017
Upper Walls Going Up for Rio de Janeiro Brazil TempleRising high above a major thoroughfare in Rio's Barra de Tijuca neighborhood, the growing exterior walls of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple are visible through the extensive system of scaffolds that surround the structure. Crews are setting rebar and pouring concrete for the upper walls.
September 13, 2017
Rio Temple Rises Above Construction BarrierThe tall opaque barrier that surrounds the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple site has shielded construction activity from view for the past several months. However, as crews prepare to pour the exterior walls for the temple, observers can now see the rising scaffolding, rebar, and concrete forms.
June 21, 2017
3D Model Created for Rio de Janeiro Brazil TempleAlthough the solid barrier surrounding the construction site of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple will shield construction progress from view for several months, enthusiasts of Rio's new temple will be happy to watch the recently created 3D flyover. Crews are currently pouring the temple footings.
May 30, 2017
Preparing for Rio Temple Footings Crews have set rebar and concrete forms in preparation for pouring the concrete footings for the foundation of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, the eighth in Brazil.
April 9, 2017
Rejoicing in the Rio de Janeiro Brazil TempleMembers are elated to see the commencement of construction of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple. At the construction site, a sturdy construction fence has been erected around the property, which sits on highly traveled Avenida das Américas in Barra de Tijuca.
March 4, 2017
Ground Broken in Rio de JaneiroThousands of members across Brazil and the world participated in the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple groundbreaking today. Watch the live streamed video.
March 3, 2017
Preparing for the Rio de Janeiro Temple GroundbreakingThe site of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple has been filled with chairs, bleachers, awnings, flooring, audio-visual equipment, and more, as members prepare for the joyous occasion of the groundbreaking ceremony, which will be streamed live on Facebook starting tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
February 24, 2017
Practicing for Rio GroundbreakingMembers in Rio de Janeiro are holding singing practices at the Jacarepaguá stake center in preparation for next weekend's groundbreaking ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple—the eighth in Brazil.
January 19, 2017
Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil TempleConstruction on the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple will formally commence at a groundbreaking ceremony held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Elder Claudio R. M. Costa, president of the Brazil Area, will preside at the services.
November 20, 2015
Volunteers Help Clear Temple Site in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMembers and missionaries from the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Andaraí Stake gathered at the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple site on Saturday, November 14, with shovels, picks, and gloves to continue efforts on clearing and preparing the site for construction of the temple. (No groundbreaking date has been announced.)
September 25, 2015
Service at the Rio Temple SiteA service activity will be held at the Rio de Janeiro temple site tomorrow where volunteers will be instructed in preserving native plants and removing invasive species.
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